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Trajan Crowned by Victory

A work made of engraving printed in black on paper.
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  • A work made of engraving printed in black on paper.




Marcantonio Raimondi
Italian, c. 1480-1534

About this artwork

Marcantonio Raimondi was an engraver who worked from drawings under the direction of Raphael, among other artists. He derived this print, however, from a bas-relief on the Arch of Constantine celebrating the Roman Emperor Trajan’s 105/06 A.D. victory over the Dacians (from an area now encompassing Romania). The friezelike shape of the composition and the depth of the visual field mimic that shallow type of sculpture, while celebrating Rome’s historical past at a moment just before the 1527 sack by the troops of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.


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Marcantonio Raimondi


Trajan Crowned by Victory


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1520–1525


Engraving printed in black on paper


29.3 × 44.1 cm (11 9/16 × 17 3/8 in.)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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